“McCain looks old and ill to me. He seems to have no circulation under his papery white skin. He always looks like he is suppressing a fart. He has no cool at all. Even though he tried to correct his curmudgeonly reputation tonight, he was unconvincing. It seemed as if he had taken a Valium and it was wearing off. I wouldn’t trust him to look into Vladimir Putin’s eyes anymore than I trusted George W Bush. He’s the bomb-bomb King, no question. Erratic and rageful, condescending and insincere, he seemed to be auditioning to play Simon Legree in an antebellum bodice ripper.” – Fear of Flying author Erica Jong on her Huffington Post blog today, going comparison-crazy describing John McCain at last night’s debate.
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